The farm economy may be fragile with soft commodity prices, but the next generation is ready to tackle the issues facing agriculture. “Change doesn’t happen unless it is needed, and, right now, we definitely need to change some things to get prices where they’re needed,” said National FFA Southern Region Vice President Ian Bennett. “As FFA members have the opportunity to see wherethings need to go in the future; we can start working on those things today so when we get into the industry, we can make those changes happen.” Bennett spoke at the Minnesota FFA Convention. At the same time, he’s working with the rest of his officer team to prepare for the National FFA Convention, which will be held in October.”It will be in Indianapolis again and we expect an even bigger crowd than what we saw last year.” Bennett is hosting a series of podcasts during his year as a national officer.
RRFN’s Minnesota State FFA Convention coverage is sponsored, in part, by AgCountry Farm Credit Services.